COVID-19 update

Last updated 18 December 2020

Bridge Darebin is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our community, staff and volunteers. As the roadmap stages for COVID-19 get carried out, we want to share the changes we’re implementing, to keep you informed.

Our community is what keeps us going. Thank you as always for your support, understanding and consideration at this time.

Please note that both our offices are closed from 18 December 2020 to 18 January 2021 for the holiday season.
Moon Rabbit is closed from 23 December 2020 and reopens 20 January 2021.


Our Preston and Thornbury offices have re-opened to the public and are open Monday-Friday, 8.30am-3.30pm (Preston) and 9am-3pm (Thornbury).

Our preferred payment method is now EFT/credit card, online or over the phone.

Adult education

Most of our courses are back for Term 1 2021, with some courses being delivered in a slightly different format and with capacity limits in line with health and safety regulations. View our Term 1 course overview page to see what courses are on offer and how to enrol.
Prior to course commencement, enrolled students will be informed of any relevant requirements or procedural updates by email.

Child care

Occasional child care is running in Thornbury only (Monday-Friday). Our 2021 offering will be changing to 7-hour sessions, Monday-Friday over 48 weeks with no term breaks. Please contact our office or email with any enquires.

Laneway Lunches

Our Laneway Lunches program is suspended and planned to recommence in February 2021.

Moon Rabbit

Moon Rabbit Preston is open for dine-in and takeaway, Monday – Friday, 8am-2pm, and Saturdays 8am-1pm. Current dine-in capacity is 60 people, walk-ins are welcome, bookings essential for groups of 8+. To book; call or text 0452 020 347
Please note: all dine-in customers will be required to check-in for contact tracing, click here to find out more details.

Moon Rabbit Bulk Foods Collective: Shop days are back, with a low-risk self-scoop process and safety measures in place to ensure the safety of all staff, customers and community. BFC shop days are set up at our Preston site on Tuesdays, 4-6.30pm, Wednesdays, 9am-2pm and Saturdays 8am-1pm.

Moon Rabbit On the Hop: Our new mobile café is hopping around Darebin, serving up delicious food and hot drinks, Monday – Friday.

Heart Of Thornbury (HOT) Makers Market

Due to government regulations, our HOT Makers Market is on hold and set to recommence in March 2021. We have recently launched our Online Makers Market HOT shop, where you can support small and shop local 24/7. View our shop, support local and find out about upcoming events here. Follow our Facebook and Instagram for updates on the next market and when applications will reopen.

Venue hire

Venue hire is now available for both ongoing and one-off hires in line with current COVID-19 health and safety regulations. The safety and wellbeing of our community is our priority. All Venue Hirers must agree to Bridge Darebin COVID-19 Policies and Procedures as well as providing their own COVID-Safe plan.